The best study places in Graz

Written by: Hannes Wagner, Mar 17, 2022

Especially during intense exam periods, you often spend hours on end in the same room and try to memorise information. However, especially during those times an occasional change of scenery is actually very important. An ever-changing study environment can have positive effects on your motivation and performance. Therefore, we have compiled a list of the best places to study for students in Graz.

Studying in nature

If the weather allows for it, you should get outside for studying. Not only is it brighter and often more beautiful, but the fresh air and calming environment can have a positive effect on your performance. Since you are more relaxed, physically active and freer, you can concentrate better on your work. Here are some spots in the nature of Graz that are perfect for future study sessions.

1. Murpromenade

Address: Radetzkystraße 33, 8010 Graz

The 1.2 km long Murpromenade is perfect for studying near the water on sunny days. You can either find a spot on one of the bank benches or sun decks and study there. Either the water, trees and animals can be your background music or you can bring your headphones and dive into your study session.

2. Stadtpark

Address: Stadtpark 1, 8010 Graz

The Stadtpark is the green living room of Graz and maybe soon your outdoor learning lounge. The green oasis in the Styrian capital has many trees that provide enough shade on hot days. The park stretches from the Schlossberg to the opera, so you’ll find yourself a calm spot to study.

3. Schlossberg

Address: Am Schlossberg, 8010 Graz

If you want to go higher and are looking for a study place with a great view that helps you focus, then you can move your study session onto the Schlossberg. No matter whether you combine your study session with a little bit of sport by hiking up there or you take the Schlossbergbahn to get up the hill, the view and calm environment are worth it. There you can study for hours without interruption.

By the way, here are the 6 most beautiful parks and gardens in Graz that would also make great places to study.

Studying among books

You like the smell of thousands of books and you enjoy the intellectual atmosphere? Then a bookstore or library would be the perfect place for you.

1. Book store Morawa-Moser

Address: Am Eisernen Tor 1, 8010 Graz

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6:30pm, Sat 9am-6pm

In the quiet reading corner in the bookstore Morawa-Moser, you can get comfortable and study. Maybe you reward yourself with a new book after a study session or you can get books you need for university.

STUWO Bonus: All STUWO residents get a 3% discount with a copy of their license agreement and ID in all Morawa bookstores in Austria.

2. City library Graz

Address: Eggenberger Allee 13a, 8020 Graz

Opening hours: Mon & Fri 8am-2pm, Tue & Thu 11am-5pm, Wed 11am-7pm

You can retreat into the calm atmosphere of the city library Graz and work on your homework with concentration or study for your next exam. The WIFI and six computer stations are a great bonus! Besides, there is a coffee bar – perfect for a study break! The location is perfect for residents of STUWO Smart Living and students at the FH Joanneum. Students at the FH Joanneum even get a membership at a discount!

3. State Library Styria

Address: Kalchberggasse 2, 8010 Graz

Opening hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 9am-5pm, Thu 9am-8pm

The state library Styria offers the perfect atmosphere to study in peace and with concentration. You can find a spot in the reading rooms or reading court with your study documents. Thanks to the big collection of books, you can do a lot of research.

Studying at university

Since you’re already at university, you can take advantage of the study atmosphere and study there. You either find yourself a spot in the quiet university library or look for a calm place in the hallways or courtyard.

1. University of Medicine Graz

Address: Stiftingtalstraße 24, 8010 Graz

Opening hours library: Mon-Fri 8am-10pm, Sat 9am-1pm

Opening hours study centre: Mon-Fri 4pm-10pm, Sat & Sun 9am-10pm

The university library and study centre at the University of Medicine Graz offer perfect working spaces to study. In addition to the WIFI, there are also 52 computer workstations and a copy machine. If you need to finish a group assignment, there are group rooms for you and your colleagues.

2. Karl-Franzens University

Address: Universitätsplatz 3a, 8010 Graz

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-10pm, Sat 9am-10pm

The Karl-Franzens University (also University of Graz) has a main library as well as several faculty libraries. There you can find seats with and without computers where you can study without interruption. The big collection of scientific books is perfect for potential research.

3. Technical university Graz

Address: Technikerstraße 4, 8010 Graz

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-9pm

The university library at the technical university Graz offers students great study places as well as computers and WIFI. If you need to work with other students, there are group rooms for you. Moreover, you can read the books that are useful for your work in the reading section.

Studying at STUWO

In Smart Living Graz as well as in Student City Graz there are retreat areas where you can study for hours without distractions. You will be able to focus better in the calm atmosphere. Thanks to the super quick WIFI, you can do a lot of research. If the weather is nice, you can grab your study material and study in the courtyard, garden or on the rooftop terrace. The biggest advantage is that only residents have access to these areas and therefore they are not too full. Your bright room with a big desk is another great place to study for you, if you need some quiet time at home.

With this big variety of options for places to study you are well equipped for the next exam period. This way you can bring some variety into your study environment. If you want to study and enjoy some coffee at the same time, you should try the best study cafés in Graz!


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